Crambidae: Crambinae

1323 (ABH63.109) Pediasia contaminella, (Hübner, 1796)

KR06364

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information
Wingspan: 20-30 mm.
Foodplant(s): Sheep's-fescue (Festuca ovina), grasses
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Heathland and dry grassy habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 June to 28 September

Similar Species
Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

Nationally Scarce B